Thursday, May 6, 2010

No, your OTHER right!

I need to just vent here for a moment about an issue that seems to plague toddlers and their parents. How come kids can't figure out which shoe belongs on the correct foot? I have tried this just to make sure I wasn't crazy. I don't know how my kids can go almost an entire day with shoes on the wrong feet. Not only that but you don't want to be the parent that just doesn't care that your kid is walking is circles because they don't have the dexterity to turn against the grain. I am not sure if it is because my feet are long and resemble mini trees but it just wasn't comfortable!

I am thinking that if dogs can be trained to stay within boundaries like with Invisible Fence, my kids can be trained to put their shoes on the right (I mean correct) feet. So, I propose a mild shock that reacts with programmable socks to gently remind them. It's either that, or temporary feet tattoos and matching stickers for the bottom of their shoes. They love those memory games so what would be better "I can do it" moment than actually getting their shoes on the correct feet?

This would simplify 25% of my time. Not only do they get the incorrect feet constantly but then the simple shift from one foot to another takes a ridiculous amount of time. I think it is just one of those things that kids just think is hilarious. For example, Sarah, this is on the wrong foot, it goes on this foot (then she gives me the same foot) No, honey the OTHER foot. This is your left, it goes in this shoe, no not that shoe, that's the shoe I just took off... Sometimes I feel like with shoes I am part of an Abbott and Costello bit. Whose foot goes on left? Left is Right. Right is correct.

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